Spanish Actor

Francisco Rabal

  • Mar 08, 1926 - Aug 29, 2001 (age 75)
  • 5' 9" (1.76 m)
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2001
Dagon
MovieOct 12, 2001

Dagon

A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a …
A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.
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Francisco Rabal
PersonalAugust 2001

Francisco Rabal

Francisco Rabal passed away.
Lázaro de Tormes
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MovieJan 19, 2001

Lázaro de Tormes

Lázaro de Tormes is a 2001 comedy drama film written by …
Lázaro de Tormes is a 2001 comedy drama film written by Fernando Fernán Gómez and directed by José Luis García Sánchez & Fernando Fernán Gómez.
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2000
Best Actor
Award2000

Best Actor

Won award for "Goya in Bordeaux".
Goya Award
Best Actor
Nomination2000

Best Actor

Nominated for "Goya in Bordeaux".
Goya Award
1999
Goya in Bordeaux
MovieSep 4, 1999

Goya in Bordeaux

Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of …
Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He continues to paint at night, and in flashbacks stirred by conversations with his daughter, by awful headaches, and by the befuddlement of age, he relives key times in his life, particularly his relationship with the Duchess of Alba, his discovery of how he wanted to paint (insight provided by Velázquez's work), and his lifelong celebration of the imagination. Throughout, his reveries become tableaux of his paintings.
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1998
Talk of Angels
MovieOct 30, 1998

Talk of Angels

This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain …
This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930'...
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El evangelio de las maravillas
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MovieApr 29, 1998

El evangelio de las maravillas

"La Nueva Jerusalem" is a …
"La Nueva Jerusalem" is a small community of believers lead by Papá Basilio (Rabal) and Mamá Dorita (Jurado). They're waiting for the second coming of Christ, so they've abandoned the world, searching for a new spiritual life. Mamá Dorita sees in young Tomasa (Gurrola) the signals of the chosen one. The young girl will be the new leader in "La Nueva Jerusalem".
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1997
Pajarico
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MovieSep 1, 1997

Pajarico

Manu, who just turned ten, makes his first trip to Murcia to …
Manu, who just turned ten, makes his first trip to Murcia to spend some time with his father's family. Surrounded by orchards, sea, nature and a cheerful and warm family, he will find his first love and the first signs of his adult life.
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Airbag
MovieJun 20, 1997

Airbag

Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his …
Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner Villambrosa finds the ring. Meanwhile Villambrosa's rival gangster Souza sends "femme fatale" Fatima to check things out. Juantxo and his friends are trying to get the ring back and in the process get involved in the war between gangs..
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1996
Oedipus Mayor
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MovieAug 23, 1996

Oedipus Mayor

Set amidst the rebel wars (representing the Theban …
Set amidst the rebel wars (representing the Theban plagues) of contemporary Colombia, young Mayor Edipo must mediate a peace deal between conflicting guerrilla groups and the army. It is raining when he leaves. His journey is interrupted when he gets into a shoot-out on a lonely bridge. Returning fire, he somehow escapes. As soon as he gets to town he hears that a prominent leader Layo was brutally slain. No one knows who shot him. Meanwhile, a blind coffin-maker Tiresias wanders town making dire prophecies concerning Edipo's future. It is he who tells the mayor that Layo was murdered by a family member. Edipo's fate is sealed when he gets involved with the beautiful and much older Yocasta, a woman who last had sex thirty years before with her husband Layo. She got pregnant and bore a son - tragedy ensues.
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1995
El palomo cojo
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MovieOct 6, 1995

El palomo cojo

A ten years old child, sick, comes to his grandparents house for …
A ten years old child, sick, comes to his grandparents house for a summer. The visitors and neighbours will make his stay very amusing.
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One Hundred and One Nights
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MovieJan 25, 1995

One Hundred and One Nights

Monsieur Cinema, a hundred …
Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also, a line of movie stars comes to visit him, giving him back the pleasure of life, but amongst them, there are also some young students only striving after his money for the realization of their film projects. The two stories, Monsieur Cinema's and the young people's life, are told in parallel until they come together in the end, when the old man plays a role in the film made by the students.
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1991
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1991

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!".
Goya Award
1989
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
MovieDec 12, 1989

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Ricky is released from a …
Ricky is released from a mental hospital, and knows exactly what he wants to do. He hunts down Marina, a porn film star he once had sex with, and tries to convince her to be his wife. She is a bit reluctant, so he ties her up. Will this approach endear him to her?
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1987
Divinas palabras
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MovieSep 15, 1987

Divinas palabras

A work of Valle-Inclán, the story takes place in Galicia in the …
A work of Valle-Inclán, the story takes place in Galicia in the early twentieth century. To escape poverty, the wife of a sacristan uses a hydrocephalic child as a sideshow attraction. This causes a confrontation with her sister-in-law.
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1986
Tiempo de silencio
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MovieMar 13, 1986

Tiempo de silencio

Tiempo de Silencio (English: Time of Silence) is a 1986 Spanish …
Tiempo de Silencio (English: Time of Silence) is a 1986 Spanish film directed by Vicente Aranda adapted from a well-regarded novel written by Luis Martín-Santos. It stars Imanol Arias, Victoria Abril and Francisco Rabal. Set in the 1940s, in the early days of the Franco’s regime, the plot follows the story of an ambitious doctor who is accused of killing a woman while he tried to save her life after a botched abortion. The film is an intriguing tale of sex, death and alienation with philosophical overtones.
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1985
Camorra
MovieDec 14, 1985

Camorra

After Annunziata (Angela Molina) opens up a hostel with her …
After Annunziata (Angela Molina) opens up a hostel with her friend Antonio (Daniel Ezralow) she is saved from being raped by a Camorra (organized crime) boss when the gangster is suddenly killed. The killer escapes before Annunziata is able to see who it was. Following this murder are several others and always with the same "signature" - a needle through one of the testicles of the victims. Everyone suspects a drug war is on because the slain men are cocaine-heroin pushers. In a subplot, Annunziata's young son is forced to run drugs , making him the next candidate for murder. As the drug dealers continue to be killed off, the identity of the killer - or killers - slowly becomes obvious.
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Padre nuestro
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MovieApr 22, 1985

Padre nuestro

On the day he learns he has a year to live, a Spanish Cardinal …
On the day he learns he has a year to live, a Spanish Cardinal who has lived in the Vatican for 30 years learns he has a granddaughter, born without a father to his own illegitimate daughter. Against the Pope's advice, he returns home to sort out his worldly affairs, including a vineyard that supplies the Vatican. He must find a way to influence his brother, an atheistic physician and a bachelor, his imperious mother, his former lover (now married and raising his granddaughter), her husband, and his daughter, a stylish prostitute. He plans to marry his daughter to his brother, legitimize his grandchild, and leave the land within the family. But life gets in the way.
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1984
Los santos inocentes
MovieApr 4, 1984

Los santos inocentes

Somewhere in the spanish country, in the 60s. Paco and his wife …
Somewhere in the spanish country, in the 60s. Paco and his wife Régula are very poor. They work as tenant farmers for a very wealthy landowner. They have 3 children. One is backward. The others can not got to school because the master "needs" their work. When Regula's brother is fired from where he has worked for 61 years, he settles down at their little place... An attack against the archaism of the spanish country of the 60s.
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Best Actor
Award1984

Best Actor

Won award for "Los santos inocentes".
Cannes Film Festival Award
1983
Treasure of the Four Crowns
MovieJan 21, 1983

Treasure of the Four Crowns

A group of adventurers are …
A group of adventurers are gathered together to retrieve some mystical gems which are in the possession of a deadly cult.
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1982
La colmena
MovieOct 11, 1982

La colmena

As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La …
As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between the poets, surviving close to misery under the Franco's regime, and the winners of the war, the emerging class of the people that makes easy money with illegal business.
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1980
Nightmare City
MovieDec 11, 1980

Nightmare City

TV news reporter Dean Miller waits at the airport for the arrival of …
TV news reporter Dean Miller waits at the airport for the arrival of a scientist that he is about to interview. There, an unmarked military plane makes an emergency landing. The plane doors open and dozens of zombies burst out stabbing and shooting military waiting outside. Miller tries to let the people know of this event, but General Murchison of Civil Defense will not allow it. Then, Miller tries to find his wife and escape from the blood-thirsty zombies that are all over the city.
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1978
Corleone
MovieNov 10, 1978

Corleone

Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two …
Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?
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Stay as You Are
MovieSep 14, 1978

Stay as You Are

Stuck in a dysfunctional marriage, a middle-aged architect has a …
Stuck in a dysfunctional marriage, a middle-aged architect has a chance encounter with an alluring student, and begin seeing each other. He wants to be loved; she needs a meaningful relationship; however, could he be her missing father?
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Pensione paura
MovieFeb 16, 1978

Pensione paura

A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When …
A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.
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1977
Il prefetto di ferro
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MovieSep 23, 1977

Il prefetto di ferro

The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that …
The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it.
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Sorcerer
MovieJun 24, 1977

Sorcerer

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to …
Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.
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1976
The Desert of the Tartars
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MovieOct 29, 1976

The Desert of the Tartars

Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is …
Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.
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Long Vacations of 36
MovieOct 28, 1976

Long Vacations of 36

In the summer of 1936, the beginning of the Spanish …
In the summer of 1936, the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, a bourgeois family with many children, spending their holiday near Barcelona, tries to remain neutral between the Republicans and the supporters of General Franco.
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1975
Eye of the Cat
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MovieDec 20, 1975

Eye of the Cat

Marcello is forced to deal with a brutish former fascist official …
Marcello is forced to deal with a brutish former fascist official who wants to steal his wife and humiliate him.
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Faccia di spia
MovieAug 21, 1975

Faccia di spia

The story documents the most important and tragic political …
The story documents the most important and tragic political events of the last twenty years.
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1974
The Devil Is a Woman
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MovieJan 24, 1974

The Devil Is a Woman

The Mother Superior of a convent wields power in its most …
The Mother Superior of a convent wields power in its most vicious forms. And as she as she destroys the people in her care, she herself becomes her own victim as she draws on all her spiritual powers to drive out the tempter.
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1973
The Guerrilla
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MovieFeb 16, 1973

The Guerrilla

In 1808, Napoleonic troops invaded a village in the mountains of …
In 1808, Napoleonic troops invaded a village in the mountains of Madrid. There will take place a love trio between a girl, a guerrilla leader and a French officer of whom the girl falls in love. Adaptation of the homonymous theatrical text of the Spanish writer José Martínez Ruiz, 'Azorín'.
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1972
It Can Be Done Amigo
MovieMar 31, 1972

It Can Be Done Amigo

An outspoken boy and a gunfighter-pimp save a drifter's life from …
An outspoken boy and a gunfighter-pimp save a drifter's life from hanging. The boy's uncle dies, leaving a house and some dry, useless land to the boy. The dying uncle has obtained the drifter's promise to help the boy get what is his. Meanwhile the gunfighter has decided that the drifter should marry his daughter after being with her previously. The two get into a series of brawls and shoot-outs until they arrive in the town and find the boy's inheritance -which turns out not to be as useless as it first appears.
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1971
Goya, historia de una soledad
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MovieJan 25, 1971

Goya, historia de una soledad

Goya's life in the most juicy …
Goya's life in the most juicy dramatic stage of the painter's biography, when he is over forty years old and the first symptoms of his deafness are manifested. From her romantic relationships with the Duchess of Alba to the twilight of his exile in Bordeaux (France), the film recreates the most remarkable moments in the artist's career.
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1970
Ann and Eve
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MovieAug 3, 1970

Ann and Eve

An erotic drama about a youthful bride-to-be who takes a …
An erotic drama about a youthful bride-to-be who takes a holiday to Yugoslavia with a cynical and evil lesbian film critic (and murderess) that leads to debauchery, degradation with a dwarf...
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1969
Eagles Over London
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MovieSep 20, 1969

Eagles Over London

In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates …
In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.
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Simón Bolívar
MovieSep 12, 1969

Simón Bolívar

Historical drama about Venezuelan military and political leader …
Historical drama about Venezuelan military and political leader Simón Bolívar who helped much of Latin America to achieve independence from Spain.
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1967
Cervantes
MovieNov 3, 1967

Cervantes

A highly fictionalized filming of the early life of Miguel de …
A highly fictionalized filming of the early life of Miguel de Cervantes, author of "Don Quixote".
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Belle de Jour
MovieMay 24, 1967

Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour ([bɛl də ʒuʁ]) is a 1967 drama film directed by …
Belle de Jour ([bɛl də ʒuʁ]) is a 1967 drama film directed by Luis Buñuel, and starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, and Michel Piccoli. Based on the 1928 novel Belle de jour by Joseph Kessel, the film is about a young woman who spends her midweek afternoons as a high-class prostitute, while her husband is at work.
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The Witches
MovieFeb 22, 1967

The Witches

Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in …
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.
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1966
The Nun
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MovieMay 6, 1966

The Nun

Suzanne is forced against her will to take vows as a nun and …
Suzanne is forced against her will to take vows as a nun and three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways. Suzanne's virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses.
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1964
Weeping for a Bandit
MovieJun 1, 1964

Weeping for a Bandit

José María "El Tempranillo" fleeing from justice, takes refuge in …
José María "El Tempranillo" fleeing from justice, takes refuge in Sierra Morena. After a period of hard learning, he becomes the leader of a group of bandits.
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1963
The Reunion
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MovieJun 28, 1963

The Reunion

Two members of a former group of friends find themselves after …
Two members of a former group of friends find themselves after many years by chance through the streets of Milan; after a moment, memories of the past resurface.
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1962
L'Eclisse
MovieApr 12, 1962

L'Eclisse

A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love …
A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.
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1961
The Hand in the Trap
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MovieJun 8, 1961

The Hand in the Trap

A woman uncovers the secret of her aunt's withdrawal from …
A woman uncovers the secret of her aunt's withdrawal from the world and arranges a confrontation with the man who jilted her.
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Viridiana
MovieMay 17, 1961

Viridiana

Viridiana, a young novice about to take her final vows as a nun, …
Viridiana, a young novice about to take her final vows as a nun, accedes, moved purely by a sense of obligation, to a request from her widowed uncle to visit him. Stirred by her resemblance to his late wife, he attempts to seduce her and tragedy ensues. In the aftermath, Viridiana tries to assuage her guilt by creating a haven for the destitute folk who live around her uncle's estate. But little good comes from these good intentions.
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1959
Nazarin
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MovieMay 11, 1959

Nazarin

A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance …
A priest in a poor community lives a charitable life in accordance with his religious principles, but many others do not return the favor.
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1957
La grande strada azzurra
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MovieNov 22, 1957

La grande strada azzurra

Squarciò, a fisherman, lives …
Squarciò, a fisherman, lives with his family on a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Italy. Like his fellow villagers, Squarciò struggles against harsh living conditions, a scarcity of...
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1954
Benito Rabal
ChildOctober 1954

Benito Rabal

Benito Rabal was born on October 20, 1954 in Spain. He is an …
Benito Rabal was born on October 20, 1954 in Spain. He is an assistant director and director, known for El hermano bastardo de Dios (1986), Nazca (1995) and El furgón (2003).
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1952
Teresa Rabal
ChildNovember 1952

Teresa Rabal

Teresa Rabal (born 1952) is a Spanish actress and …
Teresa Rabal (born 1952) is a Spanish actress and television presenter. The daughter of actors Francisco Rabal and Asunción Balaguer, she first appeared as child actor before going on to star in several 1970s films as an adult.
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María Morena
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MovieJun 2, 1952

María Morena

María Morena is a 1951 Spanish drama film directed by José …
María Morena is a 1951 Spanish drama film directed by José María Forqué and Pedro Lazaga. It was entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival.
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1951
Asunción Balaguer
Marriage1951

Asunción Balaguer

María Asunción Balaguer Golobart (8 November 1925 – 23 …
María Asunción Balaguer Golobart (8 November 1925 – 23 November 2019) was a Spanish actress. She appeared in more than 100 films and television shows from 1952 to 2016.
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1926
Francisco Rabal
BirthMarch 1926

Francisco Rabal

Francisco Rabal was born.
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